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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
See diagram M.1 – diagram shows pattern from RS.
Cast off for 5 button holes from RS on left front band. 1 button hole = cast off 5th st from mid front and cast on 1 new st on next row over this st. Cast off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE S: 14, 22, 30, 38 and 46 cm
SIZE M: 15, 23, 31, 39 and 47 cm
SIZE L: 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 cm
SIZE XL: 17, 25, 33, 41 and 49 cm
SIZE XXL: 18, 26, 34, 42 and 50 cm
SIZE XXXL: 19, 27, 35, 43 and 51 cm
DECREASE TIP (applies to neck):
Dec from RS inside 1 edge st in garter st. Dec AFTER 1 st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso. Dec BEFORE 1 st as follows: K 2 tog.
Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 176-200-212-227-248-263 sts (incl 20 band sts in each side towards mid front) on needle size 4.5 mm with 1 thread Karisma and 1 thread Kid-Silk. Work rib as follows (seen from from RS): 20 band sts in GARTER ST - see explanation above - * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* until 21 sts remain, K 1 and 20 band sts in garter st. Then work K over K and P over P and band sts in garter st. When piece measures 4 cm, switch to needle size 5.5 mm. Continue with diagram M.1 and band sts in garter st – diagram M.1 starts and ends with 1 K st (seen from RS).
When piece measures 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm, cast off for BUTTON HOLES on left front band - see explanation above! When piece measures 47-48-49-50-51-52 cm, work next row as follows: Cast off the first 19 sts, insert a marker (this marks where to start the knit up for collar), work 27-33-36-39-45-48 sts (= right front piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole, work 72-84-90-99-108-117 sts (= back piece), cast off 6 sts for armhole and work the rest of row (= 46-52-55-58-64-67 sts on left front piece). Turn and cast off the first 19 sts, insert a marker (this marks where to end the knit up for collar), work the rest of row = 27-33-36-39-45-48 sts. Finish each part separately.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 27-33-36-39-45-48 sts. Continue with diagram M.1 as before and outermost sts towards mid front in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at beg of every row from the side: 2 sts 0-2-2-3-4-5 times and 1 st 0-2-2-3-4-5 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 49-50-51-52-53-54 cm, dec 1 st towards the neck - SEE DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 5-5-5-5-3-4 cm a total of 3-3-4-3-5-4 times. After all cast offs and dec are done, 24-24-26-27-28-29 sts remain on needle.
Cast off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as left front piece but reversed.
= 72-84-90-99-108-117 sts. Continue with diagram M.1 while at the same time casting off for armholes at the beg of every row in each side as on front piece = 72-72-78-81-84-87 sts. When piece measures 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm, cast off the middle 22-22-24-25-26-27 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. At beg of next row from neck, dec 1 st = 24-24-26-27-28-29 sts remain on shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm.
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 50-53-53-56-56-59 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on needle size 4.5 mm with 1 thread Karisma and 1 thread Kid-Silk. Work as follows (seen from from RS): 1 edge st in garter st, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st in garter st.
When piece measures 4 cm, switch to needle size 5.5 mm. Continue with diagram M.1 with 1 edge st in each side in garter st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 10 cm, inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 5-5-3½-3-2½-2½ cm a total of 9-9-12-12-15-15 times = 68-71-77-80-86-89 sts – work the inc sts gradually in diagram M.1. When piece measures 53-52-51-50-49-48 cm (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and broader shoulder width) cast off at beg of every row in each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 1-2-4-5-7-8 times. Then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 59 cm, then cast off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Cast off, the piece measures approx. 60 cm in all sizes.
Sew the shoulder seams.
Knit up sts (inside 1 edge st) on circular needle size 4.5 mm with 1 thread Karisma and 1 thread Kid-Silk - start mid front at marker on right front piece: Knit up approx. 40 to 50 sts up to shoulder, then 26 to 32 sts along the neck, and 40 to 50 sts down along left front piece until marker = 106 to 132 sts. K 1 row from WS while AT THE SAME TIME inc no of sts to 132-138-144-150-156-162. Then work rib as follows (seen from RS): 1 st in garter st, * K 1, P 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with K 1 and 1 st in garter st.
Continue like this until collar measures approx. 5 cm.
Now inc 1 st in each of the middle 12 P-sections, seen from RS (= back of neck) = 144-150-156-162-168-174 sts. Continue with K over K and P over P until collar measures approx. 10 cm - adjust so that next row is from WS. K 3 rows over all sts, then cast off all sts with K from RS. Fasten collar with stitches in each side towards band – sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
Sew in sleeves and sew on buttons.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS